Bal Harbour gets arted up

Published on August 17, 2012 by in Miami

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Why should only certain sections of a city be relegated to “art”? Well, they shouldn’t. As many European cities long ago realized, art and aesthetic beauty are part of what makes a metropolis whole and pleasing to live in. So kudos to Bal Harbour for making an effort to move in this direction. The latest […]

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An art scene blooms in the north

Published on August 14, 2012 by in Miami

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Over the last decade, Miami has become known internationally for its street art. Thanks to rogue individuals, graf groups, real estate moguls – a big mish-mash of people in fact – the façades of Wynwood are covered with some of the most interesting art to be found, indoors or out, anywhere. North of our border […]

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All art eyes on the Design District

Published on August 10, 2012 by in Miami

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Wynwood has gone into hibernation for the most part during August. Although galleries and restaurants remain open, not a lot new is being unveiled until next month. So leave it up to the Design District to keep some liveliness in the air, starting tomorrow for a Second Saturday Gallery Walk. In fact, some of the […]

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The art of the LEGO

Published on August 7, 2012 by in Miami

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There’s still time to catch Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO creations at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (a Knight Arts grantee). Yes, his work has shown here twice before, but what has turned out to be a real summer blockbuster for the center is still an unexpected delight. First off, don’t be fooled by these […]

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Locust Projects (a Knight Arts grantee) has come up with a neat idea for “art films & food,” together with another Knight grantee, O Cinema. Starting next week and then periodically through November, films about art (not arty films) will be coupled with a meal from Harry’s Pizzeria for the Locust Projects @ O series. […]

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There is always a bit of trepidation when entering into an all-performance art event. When hastily produced and not well-thought-out, these can be straining – unlike a visual art show of similar (non) quality, it’s hard to just leave if you don’t like it. So the three-day inaugural Miami Performance Festival would be an experiment […]

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The Fredric Snitzer Gallery has decided on an unorthodox way to deliver its summer group show. The works of 19 artists, some of whom are the most prominent names in contemporary art today, have been fashioned together under the title “Things Beyond Our Control.” It has been curated by Andrew Reed, who was born in […]

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Some views of “The Afterlife”

Published on July 24, 2012 by in Miami

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Even on a busy afternoon on Lincoln Road, the sound art emanating from under the eaves of the ArtCenter/South Florida (a Knight Arts grantee) is clearly audible, and a seductive invitation to visit more inside. The music is from Gustavo Matamoros and the Listening Gallery (also a grantee), and this composition complements the exhibit currently […]

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Taking art to the streets

Published on July 20, 2012 by in Miami

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With any luck, you won’t have to keep too much of a look out for the first “Miami Performance International Festival” (also called “M/P 12”), as it should be right in front of you at a variety of spots across Miami-Dade County starting July 26. Throughout Downtown, the Design District and at the Miami Beach […]

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Read into the art work

Published on July 13, 2012 by in Miami

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Summer has traditionally been the time to sit back, relax and – read! On the beach, or on the couch during school’s break. Wynwood’s Black Square Gallery has decided to honor this universal tradition with a group show of international artists called “Summer Reading,” with some exciting text-based works. Calligraphy, hieroglyphics and cursive writing have […]

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